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Corey Stoll Joins 'Ant-Man' & Chris Evans Teases 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Plot Detail

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 25, 2014 9:05 AM
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Non-Stop
First up, comes news from The Wrap that Corey Stoll -- aka Ernest Hemingway in “Midnight In Paris” and Congressman Russo from the first season “House of Cards” -- is circling an undisclosed role in next year’s Edgar Wright-helmed “Ant-Man.” Due to the secrecy, could Stoll’s role be important in Marvel’s grand plan moving forward? We won’t know until Stoll actually commits and joins Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas in the superhero film officially.

Review: 'Non-Stop,' Starring Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Corey Stoll And Scoot McNairy

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 26, 2014 12:17 PM
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Liam Neeson, Non-Stop
Since 2009's surprise hit "Taken," Liam Neeson, an actor formerly known for his serious performances in things like "Schindler's List" and "Michael Collins," has taken up residence as a go-to action icon. In the last few years he's been "Taken" twice (with a third installment on the way), battled a nasty nest of aquatic aliens in "Battleship," and been mercilessly hunted by a pack of wild wolves in the admirably grim "The Grey." With his massive frame and his gravelly voice that sounds like he's continually just finished off several dozen cigarettes, he's the rare action star who actually seems like he could handle the preposterous situations he's dealt. And in his latest thriller, "Non-Stop," that situation is pretty preposterous indeed: this time the star is cast as an alcoholic air marshal accused of hijacking a transatlantic flight. Thankfully, no wolves are on the plane.

First Look: Guillermo Del Toro's FX Series 'The Strain' Fights A Virus

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 9, 2014 9:02 AM
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The Strain
While there will be no shortage of blockbusters this summer to entice you at the multiplex, but, as always, television will be offering some reasons to stay home instead. And though Guillermo del Toro is know for bringing it on the big screen, the prospect of him being able to tell a meaty, thrilling story across the length of a TV series has lots of potential, and that's one of the reasons we'll be tuning into "The Strain."

Dwayne Johnson Joins 'Seal Team 666,' Sienna Miller Does The 'Mississippi Grind,' Aaron Eckhart Will 'Fade Out' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2013 5:43 PM
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The American Film Market is now underway, which means lots of casting and updates to projects that are looking to get sold over the next week. And so, let's just dive into some of the movies that will be hawked on the sales floor....

Review: David Sedaris Short Story Adaptation 'C.O.G.' Features Fine Performances But Might Work Better As An HBO Series

  • By Cory Everett
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  • September 17, 2013 7:01 PM
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Based on an essay in “Naked,” David Sedaris' hugely popular collection of autobiographical short stories, “C.O.G.” is notable for being the very first film adaptation of the author's work. Though he’d previously turned down all other offers to adapt his stories, the essayist was impressed by writer/director Kyle Patrick Alvarez’s pitch as well as his previous film “Easier With Practice” and decided to let him have a shot. Whether this adaptation is successful or not may depend on your familiarity with the source material. While some have found the film to be a bit of a letdown, as someone mostly unfamiliar with Sedaris’ writing, I found it to be a sharp and well-made, if a bit of an episodic dramedy. The film opens with Ivy League college grad David (Jonathan Groff) setting off across the country. As an aspiring writer, David assumes he must accumulate some kind of rugged life experiences and so he’s decided to spend the summer working on an apple orchard in Oregon (an idea perhaps foolishly borne out of reading “The Grapes Of Wrath”).

Corey Stoll & Tye Sherdian Go To 'Dark Places' With Charlize Theron

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 20, 2013 10:17 AM
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It looks like Hollywood loves Gillian Flynn, and fans of the author have a lot to look forward to in 2014. Adaptations of two of her books are on the way, with David Fincher tackling "Gone Girl" and "Sarah's Key" helmer Gilles Paquet-Brenner taking on "Dark Places." And the latter is rounding out its already pretty stellar cast as it gears up to start rolling in front of cameras.

Watch: Trailer For J.J. Abrams/Alfonso Cuaron Series 'Believe' Arrives, Ang Lee Bails On 'Tyrant' Pilot

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • May 21, 2013 4:45 PM
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As far as two people to create a TV series together, it'd be hard to do much better than J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron. The former is, obviously, the man behind hits like "Alias," "Lost" and "Revolution," while the latter is the acclaimed filmmaker behind "Children Of Men," who'll make his long-awaited return this October with "Gravity." The delayed post-production on the latter gave Cuaron the time to cook up "Believe" with Abrams, and direct a pilot, NBC picked up the show, and now a trailer has arrived, via /Film.

Corey Stoll Joins Guillermo Del Toro's FX Series 'The Strain'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2013 7:17 PM
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Guillermo Del Toro don't quit. Dude has approximately fifty-nine kajibblion projects in the works -- hell, he just set up "Monster" at HBO -- and with "Pacific Rim" gearing up to land this summer, and "Crimson Peak" to shoot early next year, he's keeping busy. In between, he'll be bringing his book series "The Strain" to the small screen and he's found his leading man.

'House Of Cards' Star Corey Stoll Will Tell 'The Good Lie' With Reese Witherspoon

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 4, 2013 10:42 AM
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Bounced around development after “Boardwalk Empire” writer Margaret Nagle turned in a buzzworthy script, the based-on-true-events drama “The Good Lie” is finally making its way to fruition, and with some further pedigree attached. “Monsieur Lazhar” director Philippe Falardeau will helm the pic with Reese Witherspoon in the lead, and now you can count two more noteworthy names toward the cast.

On The Rise: 11 Actors To Watch In 2013

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • March 11, 2013 12:16 PM
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It's a pretty exciting time to watch the current crop of leading men emerge. Names like Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy are some of the most interesting actors to follow these days, each them choose to work with great talent and take on fascinating roles. Their stars are still in ascendance, but they've certainly proved a breath of fresh air to the movies in the last few years.

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